BingölBingol, the land of thousand lakes is situated in the Anatolia province of Turkey. Till the year 1950, Bingol was popularly referred to as Capackur. Bingol is suitably located amidst wonderful highlands and is surrounded by icy glaciers. In recent times, Bingol has become a popular tourist attraction magnetizing a large number of nature loving and sport loving individuals each year.
Bingol is 144 kilometers east of Elazig, and it situated in the high region of the widened and massive Eastern Anatolian Plateau. Kalatepe Peak is Bingol`s highest peak on the Bingol Mountain, very close to the town of Karliova. This particular spot is truly a magnificent destination to have a perfect view of the rising sun especially between the 15th of July and the 15th of August.
Bingöl has borders with the cities Tunceli on the northwest, Erzincan on the north, Erzurum on the north east, Muş on the east, Diyarbakır on the south and Elazığ on the east.
The majority of the people living in Bingol are Kurds.
Throughout the history, the area had been controlled by Urartu, Asur, Persian, Roman, Arabic, Seljuk, Saltuk, Akkoyunlu, Safevi and Ottoman civilizations. In the Middle Ages, Bingöl was known as Romanoupolis (Greek: Ῥωμανοῦπολις) after the Byzantine emperor Romanos I Lekapenos, who incorporated it permanently into the Byzantine Empire in 942. It initially formed a subdivision of the thema of Mesopotamia, but itRead More
Places of interest
The Floating Island in Bingol is a wonderful gift of Mother Nature. Its formation and existential structure is quite interesting to look at. The Floating Island is located at the Aksakal region of Hazarash Village contiguous to the boarders of Solhan District. What is most fascinating about the island isRead More
Reaching the city from all cities of the country by highway is possible and the bus station is located inside the city center.Bus Station Tel: (+90 - 426) 214 38 48 - 214 38 58 - 214 38 68Read More
The nearest airport to the city is the Muş Airport which is 118 km far away and can be reached via phone number +90(436) 217 0084.Read More